Tastes and treats at the International Festival

PDT Sports Report

September 15, 2012


PDT Staff Writer

The St. Mary International Festival at Fifth and Market streets in Portsmouth, continues today after getting off to a successful start on Friday with the band City Heat and wine and beer tasting by Bob Ruttman (Party Connection), and continuing Saturday with the flea market and the classic car show, live entertainment all day long, all centered around dishes from all parts of the globe.

“We did church tours today (Saturday) and we’re doing them again tomorrow (today) at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.,” International Festival Chairman Tim Paul said.

Paul was showing off the Chevrolet Sonic being raffled off today at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50, with ticket sales limited to 600.

“We’ll raffle off the Chevy Sonic along with all our cash prizes,” Paul said. “We’ve got more cash prizes this year, and we’ve got a treasure chest of goodies we’re going to raffle off with over $700 worth of Longaberger Baskets, gift certificates from all the businesses in town have donated. We did it several years ago and they asked us to bring it back so we brought it back.”

Entertainment today includes Aguilas de Oro; Celtic bagpiper Jared Hale; the music of Laura Call; the Kenny Wayne and David Joseph Band and the Gary Billups Music Department.

“It’s wonderful. I’m keeping busy,” Streitenberger said. “I love Portsmouth. It’s a wonderful place. Of course, I grew up in Waverly, so I was very familiar with the area. Good people - wonderful town.”

Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 232, or at flewis@heartlandpublications.com